Yana Yunusova, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an Associate Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at University of Toronto, an Associate Scientist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and a Senior Scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute.
Dr. Yunusova's research is focused on understanding the effects of neurologic disease on speech production. At present, her research program is composed of three independent but related themes. The first theme is focused on issues of early diagnosis and subtyping of the bulbar form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The second theme is devoted to the study of neuroanatomical underpinnings of motor control and cognitive deterioration in bulbar ALS. The third is concentrated on the development of new movement-based treatment methods, using visual feedback, for treating motor speech disorders. In addition to conducting research, she teaches at the graduate level in the area of motor speech disorders.
Kinematic Features of Jaw and Lips Distinguish Symptomatic From Presymptomatic Stages of Bulbar Decline in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2018 May 17;61(5):1118-1129
Dysphagia. 2018 May 17;:
Augmented visual feedback-aided interventions for motor rehabilitation in Parkinson's disease: a systematic review.
Disabil Rehabil. 2018 Jan 09;:1-17
J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2017 Dec 06;:1-15
Best practices protocol for the evaluation of bulbar dysfunction: summary recommendations from the NEALS bulbar subcommittee symposium.
Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener. 2017 Dec 05;:1-2
Slowed articulation rate is a sensitive diagnostic marker for identifying non-fluent primary progressive aphasia.
J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2017 Jun 22;60(6S):1798-1799
J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2017 Jun 22;60(6S):1818-1825
The diagnostic utility of patient-report and speech-language pathologists' ratings for detecting the early onset of bulbar symptoms due to ALS.
Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener. 2017 Mar 29;:1-9
Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2017 Feb 02;:
Senior Scientist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (TRI)
Research Division Head, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (TRI)
Associate Professor, Speech-Language Pathology, University of Toronto
Associate Scientist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Director, Bulbar Function Lab, Sunnybrook Research Institute
Co-Team Leader, Communication Team, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute